Distinguished Researcher Award: Ian H. de Boer, MD, MS

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Ian H. de Boer, MD, MS

Citation: Kidney News 15, 10/11

Dr. de Boer is professor of medicine, director of the Kidney Research Institute (a collaboration between the University of Washington [UW] Department of Medicine and Northwest Kidney Centers), Joseph W. Eschbach, MD, Endowed Chair in Kidney Research, and adjunct professor of epidemiology at UW in Seattle. He is also a staff nephrologist at the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, where he cares for patients with a broad range of acute and chronic kidney diseases.

Dr. de Boer's research focuses on the causes, development, progression, and consequences of diabetic kidney disease. Using methods that span clinical epidemiology, physiology studies, and clinical trials, he has made contributions in the areas of epidemiology of diabetic kidney disease, prevention and treatment of kidney diseases in diabetes, metabolic abnormalities in chronic kidney disease, and the role of impaired mineral metabolism in the pathogenesis of chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular diseases. He has helped define the effects of intensive diabetes therapy on kidney diseases and the key role played by kidney diseases in the cardiovascular complications of diabetes.

Dr. de Boer has published more than 400 manuscripts in the field. He serves as deputy editor of CJASN and associate editor of Contemporary Clinical Trials.

As a member of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Professional Practice Committee, he helped write ADA's Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes. He co-chaired the committee that created the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Clinical Practice Guideline for Diabetes Management in Chronic Kidney Disease.

Dr. de Boer received his medical degree from the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and a master's degree in epidemiology from the UW School of Public Health and Community Medicine. He completed an internal medicine internship and residency at the University of California, San Francisco, and clinical and research fellowships in nephrology at UW.